Derby welcome Cardiff City to Pride Park on Friday 13th September in the Sky Bet Championship and you can see our Derby vs Cardiff predictions and betting tips below including a correct score and match winner prediction.
Both of these sides have made a poor start to the season – Cardiff are on eight points and Derby have six.
Derby’s last match was a 1-1 draw with West Brom and they have failed to win any of their last five matches.
Cardiff haven’t won in three and have only scored one goal in those three games.
Cardiff City and Derby County would have been two sides looking at promotion this season, but if they continue the season as they have started it, there will be no promotion or even play-off places come May. Both sides are certainly underperforming and that can be seen in the latest results of both teams.
Derby lost manager Frank Lampard in the summer and since then have appointed Phillip Cocu. it has been a rough start for the new boss, with just one win so far this season. They have a good chance to put that right against this Cardiff City side who are on a similarly bad run, especially away from home.
Neil Warnock’s side have won two matches this season but both of them have been at home. On the road, the Welsh side have lost two of their three games, drawing the other. Most notably perhaps, they’ve failed to score in two of those three fixtures, against Reading and Blackburn Rovers.
Cocu was a flop in his former job at Fenerbache, only lasting four months, and the pressure will start to mount on the Dutchman if results don’t pick up at Pride Park soon. The Derby fans were spoilt with the entertaining football Frank Lampard took their last season but expectations are high there and at the moment, the side are not performing.
Cardiff have conceded three goals in two of their three away matches this season and this gives us confidence that the home side can get the three points here. We’re kicking-off our Derby vs Cardiff predictions with a bet on a Derby win at odds of 6/4 with Unibet.
These teams have met 63 times previously and the head to head stats are in Cardiff’s favour. Derby have won 18 times, there have been 17 draws and Cardiff have picked up 28 wins.
In the last five meetings between the sides, each team have won two matches apiece and there has been one draw, a 0-0 stalemate in September 2017.
The last three meetings at Pride Park have seen Derby win two and the other ended in a 4-3 win for Cardiff City, so this is something to take into account for our Derby County vs Cardiff City prediction on Friday night.
Even though both teams are in terrible form, home advantage could be the difference here for the Rams. There is no denying their form is awful and back to back 3-0 defeats make that look even worse, however, both of these results were away from home.
On home soil, Derby have drawn with West Brom and lost narrowly to Bristol City – two sides who have started the season well and are already in the play-off places. Given the form of Cardiff, especially away from home, the best bet here might be to go with a Derby County victory.
The form of both of these teams makes it difficult to confidently predict a both teams to score or over 2.5 goals bet, however, our tipster is willing to take a chance on a correct score to round off the Derby County vs Cardiff predictions here. A 1-0 Derby victory is priced at 9/1 with Betfred.
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